Curious Monkeys, Lizard Walks and the Power of Saying NO

A great week comes to an end once again!

From the Dennis McKenna interview to the live Q&A we did, I just want to thank you for all your comments, questions and support.

Here are the links to what went down this week:

  • This week’s episode featuring Terence McKenna’s brother Dennis McKenna
  • Dennis McKenna’s Success Secrets
  • ANOTHER vlog of me scaring people in the park with my lizard walk training!
  • An AWESOME video montage of brothers Terence and Dennis talking about the psychedelic experience
  • This week’s LIVE REALTalk Q&A where I answered your queries directly
  • And the trailer for next week’s episode featuring the return of investment banker and pitch master Oren Klaff

That’s a wrap people!

I’m looking forward to next week as we have some more awesome interviews and bonus content coming out. Stay tuned!

How To Bounce BACK From The Brink Of Failure – Tribe Talk #12

The Academy is growing and fast becoming a diverse and global community filled with members who share similar, but also varying, attributes, including personality, skill, experience, interests and goals.

The diversity London Real brings is really helping each member towards a path of action and success.

We know from London Real guests that success has many routes, but first we must determine what success looks like for us by visualising it.

If you take a look at this question on the Private London Real Academy Facebook Group from Academy Member Kevin McNamara, he asks for advice and ideas relating to his business pitch.You’ll see that for most of us, the journey in the Academy really starts with community interaction as the basis of the energy and motivation that is needed to help identify a passion, start acting on a vision or staying accountable.

There are others in the Tribe, though, who participate by being less vocal, but still vital, in the community, collecting information from episodes, webinars and success secrets and applying them to each aspect of their life.

You don’t need to be a serial sharer on Facebook to get a lot out of the Academy. It’s okay to be a social media introvert and still get the benefits!

Founding 500 Member Aoife Kennedy, shares how participating in the community in her own way makes her feel more connected to the Academy because as a solo entrepreneur, she can always rely upon being inspired in what she describes as a “positive platform” and a “very very special place”.

Aoife caught my eye over the last few months due to her participation in each Weekly Webinar. So I approached her and I wanted to know more about how she was applying all of this content.

Aoife was introduced to London Real after losing her job and then half of her family emigrated to the Middle East.

This member interview really highlights how the growth in Aoife’s career and character shifted, and led her to the path of entrepreneurship and why her business decisions are now ultimately based on her heart rather than her head.

Member Interview with Aoife Kennedy

Tell us about yourself and what you do Continue reading “How To Bounce BACK From The Brink Of Failure – Tribe Talk #12”

3 Things I Learned From MMA MVP Michael VENOM Page

Michael VENOM Page is exactly the kind of guest we like on London Real — vicious in a fight and a gentleman in conversation.

He’s also a man who has built his own success in his OWN way. Michael is one hundred per cent an individual, and doesn’t settle for the way things have always been done.

You can see this from his Success Secrets, and from the way he talks about how he became the fighter he is today. You can also see it in his businesses. He’s not just a fighter, he’s an entrepreneur.

Michael takes action, and that’s what we are about at London Real Academy, as you know!

I thought I would let you in on some of the main takeaways I got from the interview with Michael:

  1. The importance of doing things your own way. Don’t copy the way it’s always been done.
  2. Whether it’s praise or booing it’s the same energy. You are in control of how you react
  3. Be patient. In everything you do.

Your OWN style 

It’s important in life no matter what you do, to make your mark. To own the craft you’ve dedicated yourself to. Michael VENOM Page’s style is so individual that it’s controversial.

Fans resist it all the time, they think MMA should be done a particular way, but as Michael said in the episode, he was always going to do it his way.

In a lot of ways it’s putting into practice what Daniel Priestley says about entrepreneurs. You have to make it your own, forget everyone else, and focus on what you do best.

The real game changers are the ones who have the courage to do that, and eventually people start to follow you. If you want to change the culture you have to stick to what makes you you, and forget everyone else.

Haters gonna hate!

Praise and accolades, or hatred and booing, it’s all the same. Michael is not just a fighter he’s a performer. And a good one. One thing that makes a good performer is being able to respond to a crowd, to be able to adapt yourself to the moment.

Michael got into MMA in the first place for the exposure, and there’s power in having an audience there. If you have enough command of yourself, if you have mastered your art, you can use whatever energy is coming your way, and turn it around to your advantage.

This is actually a fundamental truth about martial arts, and definitely key to Jiu Jitsu. But Michael proved to me that it works in any situation.

So if you you are having to deal with haters, or people who are loving your every move, it’s smart to treat them both the same, and use the energy for your own agenda. This is as true in the office as much as in the ring.

Have Patience!

Be patient in everything that you do. I couldn’t believe it when Michael told me, but when he was young, travelling around to weekly kickboxing shows in small towns across the UK, he became used to LOSING.

He was so accustomed to being the guy that loses and watching his brother win fights, that it kind of became normal. But as he said in the interview, he is so grateful he had the patience to keep going.

Success doesn’t happen overnight. If you want it bad, whether it’s financial independence, playing a musical instrument, or becoming a billionaire, you might have to go through long years of being BAD at what you do. Just remember to fail PATIENTLY.Truthfully, I could have written pages and pages of what I learned from Michael, and to see him go and win a fight so decisively just after our episode came out drives it home just how important it is to listen to this guy!

But let me know what YOU think. What did you learn from watching the episode with Michael Page?

No Pills, No Powders, No Potions – Mike Dolce & The Dolce Diet

This week’s #Throwback Tuesday is the diet and conditioning coach, and former MMA fighter, Mike Dolce.

If you listen to Mike Dolce’s own podcast, you’ll hear a happy-go-lucky family man, even a little goofy.

Get him on one on one though, and he’s every bit the warrior and former MMA fighter.Mike Dolce has built an incredible brand, the Dolce Diet, which brings together his knowledge as a former fighter, a trainer and a fitness coach.

A working class kid from New Jersey, he’s now a leading name in the culture that is the UFC in America, and has a huge online following for his Dolce Diet YouTube channel and podcasts.

Mike’s super-speciality is helping fighters cut weight, and he’s done it for champions such as Johnny Hendricks, Thiago Alves and most recently the phenomenon that is Ronda Rousey.

This episode was basically an opportunity for me to geek out!

You guys know how much I love the UFC so having one of the true legends of the MMA sport, a man who has pretty much been there since the beginning, was AMAZING.

And like I said, don’t be fooled by Mike’s breezy broadcast persona — he lives and breathes his work, he’s passionate, and above all this man is SERIOUS about what he does.I think one of the things that makes him so serious is the fact he’s been there.

He’s been a fighter, and like he says in the show, he’s made all the mistakes it’s possible to make in cutting weight and preparing for a fight.

Now, Mike’s training techniques and nutrition plans have earned accolades from outside as well as inside the UFC and MMA community.

So what’s this guy’s secret? Well, Mike is all about NATURAL nutrition — all the way.

Like he says in this interview, natural foods are what have given humanity it’s edge in evolution and survival, so why mess with that?

That basic concept is behind so much of the work that Mike Dolce does, and even though it’s simple, it kind of makes him a revolutionary sports coach.

He puts the health of his athletes before selling products or supplements.

He has thousands of recipes for natural smoothies and juices, and has lots of mini-hacks on how to eat great tasting treats without being sucked into junk food and processed meals.

As Mike says, if you can’t pronounce the name of an ingredient in the food, don’t eat it.If a FOUR year-old can’t pronounce the name of it, get it out your diet.

There are no excuses for not eating good, natural foods from the earth, according to Mike.

And I have to say, once you start listening to Mike’s podcasts and videos, there are even less excuses.

It’s not just a dogma, Mike is an expert at optimising the human body.

That’s what he does, and his record as a fighter and a trainer speaks for itself.

Junk foods and processed chemicals are not what the body evolved to digest, and putting this stuff into our bodies, even so-called healthy supplements, is causing damage to our bodies.

Mike even believes it is going to damage us at the genetic level, create problems for our children and future generations.

To give an example of just how effective Mike’s nutrition philosophy is, watch out for the story of how he came to work with Ronda Rousey.

Ronda was already a big name, and a brilliant fighter, but she was suffering from the wear and tear of relentless training.

When Ronda came to Mike, that started to change, and she found that her immune system became rock solid.

This is what Mike is talking about. Winning fights is not just about tricking your body into losing weight and getting through a bout.

Mike’s idea of being fighting fit is a sustainable one, it’s about creating a lifestyle around your fighting career.

Mike is a hard task master, but what he says is ultimately common sense.

Good dieting is more about eliminating negatives from your food intake, than it is about working out the maths of proteins versus carbs etc..

If only we all had Mike Dolce in our corner giving us a smack around the chops when we start making excuses or we fall off our health plans!Towards the end of the show, Mike gets vulnerable.

He says it’s not about being perfect, but he reveals his own success secrets, his own mental shifts that allow him to get through the tough times.

We’ re all human, and we all have highs and lows, but the most important thing is to keep moving forward, and keep evolving and getting better.

Mike is big on commitment, and he’s super protective of his brand, and cautious about who he works with.

When he works with a fighter, or he teaches fitness, he demands proof that the other person is in it for that long haul.

Because if there’s one thing you can say about Mike, he does everything with absolute commitment.

He’s all in, and he will see it through to the end.

It’s this that marks him out as unique. The idea of a work-life balance is kind of silly to Mike.

We talked a lot about how he trains his fighters, the role he plays. The truth is he becomes more than a coach.

He trains with them, suffers with them, cooks for them, travels with them and even cuts weight with them!

He invests in the people he works for, and gets down in the dirt with them.

For Mike, doing anything half-assed in life is wasting time.

Like he tells me, ‘you might as well go sit on your couch and wait to die’!

Mike Dolce is a guy full of integrity love for what he does.

I think what drives him is this knowledge of what really makes the human body such an ingenious machine, and only a fighter can have that kind of passion.What I love about Mike is his simplicity. Ultimately, his philosophy comes down to what he calls ‘chopping wood.’

In order to be successful, you have to make sacrifices.

You have to put the work in and it’s not going to be glory all the way.

And as Mike says, the champions are the ones that accept this, and keep moving.

Losers are the ones who ‘bitch and moan.’

Imagine if you were to apply the Dolce philosophy to your own area of work, to your own dreams.

I think this is the biggest thing Mike has to teach the world through his nutrition programme.

He’s teaching the integrity and commitment of a fighter to us all, and we can learn a lot about success in general from the simplicity and effectiveness of Mike’s fitness work.

This episode is a real favourite of mine, so strap in and prepare yourself for an education with a master of the success mentality.


Getting High & Climbing Everest to MMA and Breaking Bad

Wow, what an inspirational week once again at London Real, and it’s not over yet!

As if having psychedelic explorer Dennis McKenna, global adventurer James Ketchell, and MMA phenom Michael VENOM Page on the show wasn’t enough for one week, we’ve also got Breaking Bad’s RJ Mitte LIVE in Studio Tonight at 6pm BST!

It just keeps getting better and better and I can’t wait to see what next week has to offer!

Here are the links to this week’s highlights:

  • Our Full Episode with MMA fighter Michael ‘VENOM’ Page
  • Michael Page’s Success Secrets
  • A fantastic montage video showcasing London Real Academy members
  • A crazy video of me doing Elliott Hulse-style moving meditations in the park!
  • An AWESOME Live Show featuring serial adventurer James Ketchell
  • The launch of our Trailer for tomorrow’s episode featuring Dennis McKenna

So there you have it, another wrap here at London Real.

See you tonight for the Live Show with Breaking Bad’s, RJ Mitte!

Fight the Power — Akala and the Power of the Word

This week’s #ThrowbackTuesday is rapper, poet and journalist Akala.

Brought up in London’s Camden Town, and a son to Jamaican and Scottish parents, Akala is a powerful and insightful artist – and truly one of a kind.

I remember this interview very well, and felt the conversation could have gone on all day!

Akala is informed and articulate on so many issues.

He’s opinionated, yes, but he’s also got ideas, and plenty of them.

He drops knowledge about everything from Jamaican history, to Shakespeare, to the Wu Tang Clan.

He’s the kind of musician and artist you don’t see so often these days – fiercely independent, outspoken and intellectual.

To say it was an honour to have Akala on the show would be too much of an understatement.

He captures so much of what is truly great about this city.

He’s got both Scottish and Jamaican heritage, he’s a brilliant and engrossing conversationalist – and above all, he’s talented as hell.

We kicked off with a discussion about his own personal history growing up in Camden Town.But in typical Akala style, he immediately took the queue to break down the inequalities in London.

Akala spoke about education, gang culture, street violence and how all that feeds into his art.

When it comes to schools and teaching he’s got a lot to say.

It comes as no surprise that Akala was a smart kid from very early on, gifted in maths as much as he was in language and the written word.

I can totally imagine him at the back of the class, provoking the teachers with his unwanted questions!

He even tells me that some teachers were annoyed that a young mixed-race kid would excel in academic subjects.

If one thing is true about Akala, though, he doesn’t settle for stereotypes.

He’s got his own mind, and his art and music demand the same awareness and depth of thought from his audience.

You probably know his name, and if you grew up in Britain it would be hard to miss this guy.

Akala received a MOBO award in 2006, and since then has been a consistent leading light in the UK’s hip-hop scene.

Like his defiance of the education system, Akala has shunned the mainstream record industry.

He says it’s actually helped him find his audience, rather than lost him record sales!

For Akala it’s all about integrity. He is the prime example of someone who has kept their artistic identity AND became successful.

In many ways, his career history is a kind of how-to on keeping it real as an artist.

We talk a lot about that, and how he managed to get airtime and play on the BBC’s Radio One, which is basically unheard of for independent musicians in the UK.Whether it’s football, education, or the music industry, Akala’s big beef is with political structures that are there to cement power.

He riffs quite a bit on how history is rewritten, and he draws on examples from British history and the UK’s own relationship to slavery.

What I love about Akala is how his views are powerful, maybe even a little dangerous, but he’s so articulate and so well-read that he just commands authority.

It’s not just political ranting. It’s nuanced and provocative.

Akala’s one of these guys that thinks on a historical level.

He sees the big picture on everything, takes nothing at face value.

He even says he’s surprised when he sees something truthful in the mainstream media – it’s so rare it’s shocking!

Some things to definitely watch out for are Akala’s take on Jamaican history and Rastafarianism.

He has strong views on the way Bob Marley was represented in a documentary that came out before the interview.

He talks about his experiences of the racial divide when visiting Brazil, which is fascinating, and the complex history of fascism and imperialism in that part of the world too.

When he comments on something, or has an opinion, he goes deep, and I felt a full episode could have been devoted to each of Akala’s opinions!

He’s also very self-aware, and that makes him all the more compelling as an artist and as a human being.

He talks about how much he has changed from the angry young rapper back in 2006, and how he has developed as a thinker and a writer from even his mid-twenties.

Despite his passion and often revolutionary politics, he’s very much a poet – sensitive, approachable and worldly.

I wouldn’t say there are contradictions in Akala – he’s too congruent for that, and his integrity is impeccable.

But he’s definitely complex and his intelligence is subtle and far reaching.

You kind of feel like you’re getting cleverer just talking to him, and I think that’s part of his appeal as a rapper and writer.His audiences clearly don’t feel like they are being patronised.

He treats his listeners and readers like he wants to be treated – with respect, and as independent minds.

When he told me how angry and aggressive he was as a younger man, I almost couldn’t believe it.

The guy sat across from me was one of the most relaxed, warm and self-assured guests we’ve had on the show.

But it’s his journey from anger and frustration to insightful and and powerful artist that makes Akala so unique.

I highly recommend this interview, it’s a London Real fan favourite, and it’s also one of mine.

Akala is as informative and knowledgeable as he is entertaining, and I can’t ask anything more than that from a guest on this show.Click here to watch a classic interview with one of London’s most important creative artists.

Tribe Talk #11

As I was writing this piece today, a few London Real guests came to mind, including James Altucher, Peter Sage, and Philip McKernan.

The message consistently drawn from guests on London Real is that when we build and communicate a personal or business vision which aligns us with who we really are, then growth, success and purpose are a determined outcome.

Knowing and finding our passion has been a hot topic in the Academy this week:

If you take a look at this poll on the Private London Real Academy Facebook Group, you’ll see that so far the most voted for Webinars by the Tribe relate to finding your passion.In yesterday’s Live Webinar, Philip McKernan reframed the question from “how do I find my passion” to:

“If you did know what your passion was, what would it be?

This week, I’ve been speaking with Academy Member Elliot Reeves. Elliot expressed his passion, confidence, enthusiasm and vision to an interview panel for an internal promotion. Outcome: “Unfortunately I ended up not getting the job.” My first thoughts were, if we fail to fulfil the hopes or expectations of others, then are we really representing our truth and the life we want?

This short Member interview will really serve as a powerful reminder – that before we set our vision and big dreams, we first need to ask ourselves what is it we want and who is it we want to be.

Member Interview with Elliot Reeves

Tell us about yourself

“I’m an Analyst for a global asset management company. In a very peculiar twist, it was actually through my work that I found London Real. A small group of us were visited by Dave Asprey to educate us on biohacking, which was the weekend before Asprey’s first London Real episode.

Broadly, my dreams and aspirations are to lead a company which disrupts an industry; help others on a large scale to see the power and greatness in themselves and tackle major social problems, in particular homelessness.”

What keeps you inspired and why?

“My parents both run their own businesses, in relative terms I have been extremely successful. For me, listening to London Real has been a phenomenal source of realising that we are all capable of doing incredible things. Conditioning yourself to actually believe in yourself is more than half the battle and hearing inspirational stories of others who have enjoyed massive success, offers great motivation as well as reassurance.

Tell us more about how you expressed your “big dream” and vision

“In the interview I was very honest and open about my goals and my vision within the organisation. The feedback I’ve had since, has led me to believe that the people who were interviewing me just didn’t get it and felt my passion and enthusiasm was too much for them. I suppose it was as if I was operating on a different level of consciousness. In effect, the things that I was saying didn’t resonate with my audience or was too much for them.”

Why has this been an important process for you to go through?

“I’m now very clear on what my strengths are and where I believe I can add value to others. I think I had convinced myself to think that the path I was on was the right one but this ‘setback’ (I use the term setback loosely as that’s not how I’m choosing to perceive it) has been a great lesson. This experience has made me realise that I’ve been spending too much time in my comfort zone and not taking and embracing risks.”

What do you say to the Tribe Member reading this who feels lost and looking for direction?

“Know thyself..Peter Drucker said: “Success in the knowledge economy comes to those who know themselves – their strengths, their values, and how best they perform”. Gary Vaynerchuk, a prolific entrepreneur who many of you will know, says know your strengths, align yourself with your true passion and go all-in on that! It’s great advice. I’d add that we should all be far more open to changing direction in life. There is no greater story than Brian’s to reinforce this! Many people spend their life fighting against what they truly love out of fear (of being judged, of failure, of what their friends/family might say, etc). Just do what you love!

Who are your top 3 London Real guests?

  1. Peter Sage – Enlightened Entrepreneur
  2. Dan Peña – The 50 Billion Dollar Man
  3. Dave Asprey – The Bulletproof Executive

Give us a quote from one of your top 3 London Real guests and tell us why it’s of importance to you

“Anxiety is the emotion of growth, provided it’s not resisted” – Peter Sage Enlightened Entrepreneur

“I took a huge amount from this. It’s so important to remember that we choose our response to any given situation. So, when something bad happens, while it’s easy to react and get angry, it’s just as easy to think “so what? I don’t mind”.

Define London Real Academy

“For me, London Real Academy is a sanctuary of positivity and inspiration. Thank you to everyone for making it so damn awesome!”

If you’d like to find out more about reframing life’s challenges, Extreme Entrepreneur Peter Sage, guides you through this when he was a guest on the show.

T-Shirt Winners

Did you watch our Webinar with Philip McKernan?

In our Weekly Webinars, we give away exclusive London Real Academy T-shirts to a few Members of the Academy for the GREAT contributions, actions and accomplishments they make in that week.

This Week’s Winner’s were Angel Gursov and Kieran Glennon.

Angel continually pushes and motivates his accountability partner Rui Pimentel: Rui expresses the “awesomeness” of their partnership. Their consistent check-ins has really helped Rui keep accountable to his fitness goals. For more than 5 years, Rui passed his time in front of a computer without any fitness or exercise. So, one of Rui’s main goals was to get a personal fitness trainer,  which he hit just one week into joining the Academy. He now trains at least 3 times per week and describes it as:

“The personal trainer was the best choice I made, it’s a different commitment, and he shows me at every session that I can do more than I believe.”

A big thank you to Kieran for doing a super job in organising and hosting our Members meetup at the Transit Rooftop Bar in Melbourne. Thanks to the Melbourne Realers, Andy Le and Tony “Jack the Bear” Mantz who joined the meetup!

If you’d like to nominate YOUR peers, then send me a message here on the Academy. Tell me who you are nominating, what they are doing, and why they should be nominated.

Tribe Meetups

Don’t miss our Tribe Meetups this month, including our meetup in Atlanta and our NEW meetup in New York City, both in November!Keep your eyes open and if you’re a Member on the Academy, leave your RSVPs here. We hope to see some of you there!

Until next week’s Tribe Talk, take care and get in touch with me @noorahnaker I would love to hear from you!

Speak soon,


P.S. Here’s a photo of me at the Focus Group  last week! I hope to see you at the next one! Leave your reservations here, there’s going to be another meetup in the London Real Studios in 2 weeks time!

Is the world getting LESS violent?

This week’s #ThrowbackTuesday is the psychologist and popular science author Steven Pinker.

Joined as a co-host by my  friend and MMA fighter Peter Irving, I had one of my favourite afternoons since launching London Real.

Steven’s reputation is humbling and impressive. I was honoured to have him on the show.

He taught at my alma mater MIT for over twenty years and he is now professor of psychology at Harvard University.

He’s written hugely popular books on the history and evolution of language, and at the time he came to visit us he was promoting The Better Angels of Our Nature, which is a controversial book arguing that we are becoming less violent.Steven and I had a little bonding moment about MIT, a place that is dear to the both us.

I tell Steven that being a student there was a permanently humbling experience.

In fact, just talking and hanging out with Steven reminded me of that feeling.

He’s so articulate, and so gracious with the way he shares his sometimes really complex ideas, that you can’t help feeling you are becoming a better person just listening to him talk!

Having been a professor at MIT, Steven was a colleague of Noam Chomsky, the linguistics professor and political activist.In the space of about 15 minutes or less, Steven gives us a complete history of linguistics, and explains why it’s important.

Steven’s ability to distil difficult material into accessible chunks of information is astounding, and you can see why he is now a household name.

I felt that I understood more about the human capacity for language in that short ten-minute chat than I ever have from reading a book.

I think what makes him so effective as a communicator is that he really values discussion and sharing ideas.

He’s not interested in pumping himself up, and let’s face it that can be a rare trait in academics these days!

Steven is genuinely interested in your questions and he’s open to new ideas.

His main agenda is satisfying an almost child-like curiosity about human nature.My co-host Peter Irving put me to shame with some of the deep and penetrating questions that he was firing off, but frankly, it was a pleasure to listen to these guys share their thoughts.

I LOVE the fact that Steven is the archetype of an MIT guy.

So he’s interested social ideas, and he’s a philosopher as much as a scientist.

But ultimately, he’s a numbers guy and I like that. I also think it’s part of his effectiveness as a communicator.

Numbers talk, and when you break it down that way, people either accept the truth or live in denial, and that’s very much Steven’s style.

If he’s wrong, he wants to see the figures, and he has no problem changing his mind if the stats say so.

For a lot of the episode we talked about Steven’s book on violence, and again, he’s adamant that the figures point to an overall DECLINE in violence.

He throws out some crazy stats, like the fact that a man in England is one-thirty-fifth as likely to die in a murder attempt than his medieval counterpart!

If you compare this to the picture we get from the modern news media, it’s makes you think right?

Steven says the fact that everyone is a reporter these days makes this much worse, because unlikely events like war and violent crime are transmitted easier and instantly.

War is decreasing, torture is decreasing, domestic violence is going down – everything is getting less violent!

Strangely enough, this makes Steven all the more controversial.

As he explains, there are too many sacred causes, and sometimes the facts get in the way of people’s opinions.

We had a fascinating chat about morality, and Steven thinks there is too much of it.

He’s not saying we shouldn’t be good, but that often hard and fast moral stances make the world more violent rather than more safe.

Being a facts and figures guy, Steven is in favour of thinking like an economist.

He’s about generating the greatest good for the greatest amount of people, and he believes morality can often get in the way of that.

Gun control comes up in this episode and Steven’s take on it should be ESSENTIAL viewing for all Americans.

He sees the problem of gun ownership as a purely psychological one, coming down to people’s tribal attitudes, and based on the violent and male-dominated history of the states.

Seriously, this is enlightening stuff! Steven is never simplistic, but he’s always simple in the way he lays it down.

I got the feeling that Steven could have chatted for a few more hours, and I would have been happy for him to do that.

I really hope we can get him back on the show, as this episode has to be up there with Neil Degrasse Tyson.

The more guys like Steven there are out there, the more hope there is for humanity!

Weekly Wrap – October 10th 2015

Hey London Realers,

Another staggering week comes to an end here at London Real!

It’s been an inspiring seven days, and I hope you have gotten as much out of it as we have.

Here are some links to the highlights of the last week:

What a crazy week!

I can’t wait to get going next week, but until then enjoy your weekend and tomorrow’s NEW Episode!

Tribe Talk #10

This week, something EXCITING happened for Academy Member, Kat Borowiec.

I was watching the Activity Feed on the London Real Academy Facebook Group and saw a video Kat posted with Gary Vaynerchuk, Alex Ikonn and Mimi Ikonn!

I sat in awe as there had been a lot of discussion in the Academy in the same week about his work and arrival to the UK!

I decided to speak to Kat and asked her how she made contact with Gary and helped him film his show, which she featured in here:

Kat said: “Noorah, it’s very simple!”

If you’d like to find out how to find a mentor or make contact with someone who inspires you, this short Member Interview will illustrate how it  is POSSIBLE.

Member Interview with Kat Borowiec

What significant events have shaped your personality and character?

“My father’s death has influenced my character tremendously. His losswas o ne of the most heartbreaking yet most empowering experiences in my life. My dad was my best friend who provided me with so much love and security. With his death the security was gone and this in itself made me push harder and take chances. His passing was one of the worst things I could ever imagine I was able to go through it. Now I know I can take on anything that comes my way.”

Where do you find your motivation and enthusiasm?

“Life has so much to offer, the possibilities are infinite, knowing
that I don’t how not to be excited and enthusiastic! My biggest
motivations are my siblings. I want to provide them with the same if not better opportunities that I have in life.”

If you have a potential mentor, then how do they contribute to your life?

“Most of my mentors are the voices of different books or youtube
videos. They change my perspective, teach me new things and open my mind to new ideas.”

 How did the contact with Gary Vaynerchuk start?

“I have been following Gary for couple of years now. His work has been instrumental to who I am and how I work. I am very appreciative of all the knowledge he puts out there. I always comment and provide thoughtful feedback to him and his team – this is my way of giving back, providing value. Couple months ago Gary noticed my presence in his feed and contacted me via private message. I know Gary’s attention is on Instagram now and has been for a while. Therefore I chose it as a prime medium to get in touch with Gary.When I found out he was coming to London I made sure his team knew I was happy to help with anything they needed. That’s exactly what Gary teaches and does in his business.”

Where did you get the idea about adding value from and what does that mean to you?

“My grandparents taught me that we are here to serve one another. We are on this journey together and as one we can have a big impact on this world. Being able to change someone else’s circumstances for better means the world to me.”

What would your advice be to Academy Members who want to get in touch with their potential mentors, or people who inspire them, or guests they’d like to see on London Real?

“Truly listen to what say, understand who they are, and what drives them. Drop your expectations, don’t think about yourself but try to provide value to them.”

Who are your top 3 London Real guests?

  1. Elliott HulseThe Body Is The Mind
  2. Peter Sage –  Englightened Entrepreneur
  3. Dan PeñaYour First 100 Million

 Tell us about yourself, what you do in your job and what you want to go on and do?

“I just graduated with a psychology degree and now I do corporate sales and events in London. Marketing and social media is a field, which fascinates me and where I am heading!”

Define London Real Academy

“London Real Academy is defined by its Members – people who are kind, smart, ambitious and unique in their very own ways.”

We know that when you upgrade your peer group, you can really trust to combine the sound, integral and expert knowledge from the amazing guests on the show.

You can learn from the experience of Academy Members and combine this with action. London Real Academy is a FORMULA, which when applied can create inspiration and success.

If you’d like to find out more about Kat’s approach, Tai Lopez guides you through this when he was a guest on the show.

T-Shirt Winners

Did you watch our Webinar on How To Manage Money?

In our Weekly Webinars, we give away exclusive London Real Academy T-shirts to a few Members of the Academy for the GREAT contributions, actions and accomplishments they make in that week.

This Week’s Winner’s were Charlie Price and Michael Granger.

Charlie took active steps to get to the Broadcast Meetup last weekend, travelling from East Sussex to London despite having dislocated his knee in Brazil when he went to train in kitesurfing. This has now led to him having to save up and fund for surgery and rehab so that he can travel again and train for his primary goal of being a kitesurfing world champion. This is what Charlie wrote on the London Real Academy Facebook Group, which echos Extreme Entrepreneur, Peter Sage on life happening for you and not to you:

“This is the first time I’ve had a why, it’s the first time I’m going to really get shit done because before everything has been way too comfortable.”

Charlie is now dedicating time to freelance copywriting, so if you share the same interests, please get in touch with him!

I received a nomination for Michael from Member Russ Patchitt. Michael was nominated due to the on-going support he provided to Russ with to overcome his camera shyness.

Russ quite powerfully said that Michael’s feedback was so awesome that it empowered him: “It has made a difference and I am stronger for it.”

You can watch his latest vlog here.

If you’d like to nominate YOUR peers, then send me a message here on the Academy. Tell me who you are nominating, what they are doing, and why they should be nominated.


Don’t miss our Tribe Meetups this month, including our Meetup in Amsterdam in December.

Keep your eyes open and if you’re a Member on the Academy, leave your RSVPs here. I hope to see some of you there!

Until next week’s Tribe Talk, take care and get in touch with me  @noorahnaker I would love to hear from you!

Speak soon,


P.S. Here’s a photo of me toughing it out in the mud at Tough Mudder last week! It was an incredible experience to go through with the other Academy Members who rose to the Challenge!